Western Kentucky University
Cadet participating in Physical Training activities are required to be able to climb a rope for many different reason. Cadets are required to complete obstacle course in different phases of training. Cadets wanted to attend Airborne School, Air Assault School or any other summer training are required to complete this task .

Cadet participating in Physical Training

Cadet participating in Physical Training activities are required to be able to climb a rope for many different reason. Cadets are required to complete obstacle course in different phases of training. Cadets wanted to attend Airborne School, Air Assault School or any other summer training are required to complete this task .

“ My experience in the Army ROTC has been one of the greatest in my life. I find myself enjoying it more and more. It introduces challenge’s that makes me manage my time, school, and studies so that I can achieve success. It offers great rewards. Through ROTC my social and leadership skills have improved greatly. I have also made friendships that will last as long as I live. ROTC has helped to prepare me for any obstacle that I will face in life. ”

Cadet Adam Evans, Monticello, KY

See how interesting college can be when you're a part of Army ROTC. You'll be a college student first and foremost, just like the rest of the student body, but there's a key difference: you'll have even more opportunities to succeed.

These opportunities include Field Training Exercises (FTXs) in the spring and fall where Cadets build their teamwork and leadership skills. Cadets also participate in Physical Training (PT) on a regular basis to keep up their strength and endurance.

In addition, each battalion has its own unique calendar of events and activities.

Learn more about Events and Activities

The University

Western Kentucky University is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of 50,000, and situated in South Central Kentucky about 30 minutes from the famous and historic Mammoth Caves.  On March 21, 1906 the Kentucky General Assembly approved legislation to establish two teacher training institutions, or “normal schools,” in the state.  A locating commission chose Bowling Green to be the site of one, and the Western Kentucky State Normal School was created.

Now, with 100 years of history, WKU has a student population of over 18,000 within the six colleges on campus which occupy 66 major building on the approximately 200 acre main campus, with another 785 acres on the University Farm.  Western sports teams compete in the Division 1-A Sun Belt Conference with the exception of the football program that currently competes in the Division 1-AA Gateway Conference.

The campus and location

Western Kentucky University consistently ranks as one of the most beautiful campuses in America.  The University overlooks the city of Bowling Green on the most prominent hill in the area which is where the “Hilltoppers” get their name.  Students enjoy first rate facilities and easy access to many activities in the local area and region.  Nashville is approximately 65 miles south of Bowling Green and Louisville is about 110 miles to the north.  WKU is also in close proximity to both Fort Campbell and Fort Knox, both being about an hour and a half from campus.

 

Academics at Western

Western’s undergraduate division provides four-year programs leading to the bachelor of arts, the bachelor of fine arts, the bachelor of general studies, the bachelor of science, the bachelor of science in nursing and the bachelor of music degrees.  Seventy-four academic majors and eighty academic minors are available.   A number of professional and pre-professional curricula prove additional options.  Graduate studies offers the master of arts, master of arts in education, master of business administration, master of health administration, master of science, master of public health, master of science in nursing and master of social work.  Western also offers the specialist degree and Rain I and II programs and several certificate programs.